European Draughts Confederation (EDC) is an international organization of the national draughts organizations of 24 European countries ; It is engaged in the popularization of international draughts and the organization of various international competitions, including tournaments for the European champion title.
It was founded in 1998 in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, by national draughts organizations of 12 European countries.
The EDC logo on the facade of Tallinn House of Chess was uncovered by:
- Laine Jänes: the Estonian Minister of Culture.
- Edgar Savisaar: the mayor of Tallinn.
- Toomas Tõnise: the Secretary-General of the Estonian Olympic Committee.
- Rein Ilves: head of Tallinn Youth and Sports Department.
The first president of the European Draughts Federation was Jacek Pavlitsky from Poland, where until the end of 2007 the headquarters of the organization was located. After his resignation, Rim Danileviciene from Lithuania acted temporarily as president.
After Janek Mäggi from Estonia was elected President of the European Draughts Federation in 2007, the organization’s headquarters moved to Tallinn, where it was located in the Chess House named after Paul Keres.
In 2017, Ingrida Druktenaite became the president of the European Draughts Federation and the organization’s headquarters moved to Vilnius.
In 2019, Italian Carlo Bondini became the president of the European Draughts Federation; the headquarters of the European Draughts Confederation moved to Rome for four years.
- Carlo A. Bordini (ITA) – President
- Johan Demasure (BEL) – Vice-President Vicary, EDC Tournament Director Youth and Designator & Coordinator of EDC Referees
- Ingrida Drukteynite (LIT) – Vice-President and EDC Teams Tournament Director
- Jan Zioltkowski (GER) – EDC Tournament Director of Veteran
- Tarmo Tulva (EST) – Responsible of Webmaster and Social Media
- Uladzislau Splendzer (BLR)- Responsible Commission of Draughts Problemist (solution and composition)